The 10 Best Games to Score Easy Xbox 360 Achievement Points
Embarrassed by the paltry amount of Achievement Points you have? These games will help you double your Gamerscore in a mere weekend or two.
1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The current undisputed king of easy
Achievement Points. Insert this disc into your 360, and the damn thing starts
coughing up points faster than you cough up singles at
Time required: About four
Brace yourself for: Turtles shouting
“booyah!” again and again (and again).
2. Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The
Official Game of the Movie (Ubisoft)
The former champ of
easy-pickings Achievement Points has been demoted one ranking by the cushy
TMNT—but by only the slimmest of
Time required: Six
Brace yourself for: Those
skivvy-soiling confrontations with the game’s
Challenge factor: 2/5
One of the most underrated games of all
time—why aren’t more video games set in the Old West, for Christ’s sake?
GUN features a bathtub scene with a hooker, an expert
safe-cracker named Soapy, and some of the softest Achievement Points this side
of Dodge City.
Time required: Around 10
Brace yourself for: The game’s
frustrating try-and-die boss fights.
4. Fuzion Frenzy 2
This game is known as a “party game,” which
means you’re supposed to invite a bunch of your friends over and talk crap as
you play through a host of minigames. We tried this with a group of our friends,
but they weren’t enjoying themselves. So they threw a blanket over the smallest
person at the party and beat him mercilessly. Thankfully, the disc’s 14
Achievements are even less challenging than filling out an MLB All-Star
Time required: Two to three
Brace yourself for: The game’s
5. Madden NFL 06 (EA
You want 400 of the easiest points you’re ever
going to earn? Madden 06 will give them up only if you
complete 30 years in the game’s Franchise mode. Sound daunting? It’s not. Just
sim your way through those 30 years, you daffy
Time required: Start the simming
at dusk, and the points will be yours by dawn.
yourself for: Having to look at cover boy Donnie McNabb, whose
’06 season ended prematurely with a hernia. Long live the Madden
6. Rayman Raving Rabbids
Warning: Like Fuzion Frenzy
2, this is yet another collection of minigames. Only this one was
originally designed for the Wii, but was ported over the Xbox 360 anyway. The
minigames really suck without the Wiimote, but man up and fight your way through
the 360 version anyway, and you’ll find a thousand easy-as–Tara Reid Achievement
Points added onto your Gamerscore.
required: Around three or four hours
yourself for: Trying to use the 360’s Vision Camera to play the
game is an act of futility.
7. Condemned: Criminal Origins
Achievement Points are generally easier to earn
on the 360’s early launch titles. Case in point: The semiobscure survival horror
gem Condemned. Download an FAQ off the Net and find the
hidden birds in all 10 chapters of the game for a massive influx of
Time required: Around eight
Brace yourself for: Beating
crackheads to death with a steel pipe. You should have listened to Nancy “Just
Say No” Reagan, you sweet fool!
8. UNO (Xbox Live
Unlike most of the card games we enjoy playing,
this one does not involve anyone taking off your clothes. No matter.
UNO still offers up 200 of the easiest points you’ll ever
Time required: Around two
Brace yourself for: Suffering an
UNO beat down online courtesy of
9. NBA 2K6 (2K
This is last year’s pro-baller offering from 2K,
so you’ll need to hunt for it in your store’s cheapie bin. Trust us, it’s worth
the effort. Getting 20 rebounds in a game earns you a solid 200 points.
Maxim Pro Hint: Using Shaq to grab those rebounds makes this
already easy Achievement even easier.
required: About an hour
for: Some of the most hideous, low-resolution cheerleaders ever
seen in a sports game. Seriously, these girls look like they should be cheering
for SUNY Binghamton, not the Lakers.
10. College Hoops 2K6 (2K
Yes, this is another sports game from 2K. And
yes, the Achievement Points are easy to grab here, too. Apparently, no one was
minding the candy store at 2K last year when they were cooking up these 360
Achievements. Scoring 40 points in a game with a single player earns you a nifty
Time required: About an
Brace yourself for: Greg Gumbel’s
terrible lip-synching. Seriously, a Jackie Chan movie has more convincing
dubbing than this.